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Action Park

There Was Nothing in the World Like Action Park

Action Park was one of the first water parks in the United States, and by the time it closed in 1996 it was the...

Abandoned Kaua’i Jewel: The Coco Palms

On the east coast of Hawaii's oldest island, an abandoned hotel is slowly being reclaimed by nature. It was a landmark for 40 years,...

Bannerman’s Castle on the Hudson

On a lonely island fifty miles north of New York City, the bricks of a once-proud castle slowly return to the earth. The crumbling...
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Abandoned Industrial Icon: Armour Meat Packing Plant

The Armour & Company meat packing plant in National City, Illinois is a window into a bygone era, a time capsule with late-19th century...
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Concrete Arrows and the U.S. Airmail Beacon System

Scattered across the United States are a network of mysterious concrete arrows. They are often found in remote locations or areas difficult to access....
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Casualties of Copper: The Berkeley Pit, Montana

Tales of gold rushes and silver booms are often recounted from a nostalgic perspective, driven by tall tales of adventures into the lawless Wild...